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A Favorite Villain–excerpt from The Hollow King
by Tasarla Romaney
Not only does The Hollow King have magic, adventure, fantasy creatures, it also has my favorite villain.
I loved writing Ovezara. Here’s a brief glimpse of her…
The glass orb sailed through the air and smashed against the stone wall. “He’s alive and at the hag’s door,” Ovezara screamed. The mud men sank back as she stalked around the chamber.
“Mistress, he is far from winning.” A zombie whose name she couldn’t recall leaned against a fireplace mantle. The sorceress growled and raised her hand to smite the thing.
“Really, Ovezara. If you try to destroy my favorite minion, it will take centuries to train a replacement. Your replacement.” Trelek stepped into the room. The keeper’s gaze was hard.
The bricks above the zombie’s head crumbled. Ovezara wasn’t sure what upset her more, Crenshaw or the truth in the keeper’s statement. The look in the warlock’s eyes would have crippled her with fear a few years ago, but today her stomach merely roiled as she prepared herself for the pain. “I’ve questioned your usefulness often in these past weeks. Maybe I was wrong, and you weren’t ready.”
She walked over to the window. The cool spring breeze carried the scent of death. Below her were the feeding pits. She chose to ignore his comment. “It’s not just that he lived to reach the oracle but that he has been joined by the others.”
“They will not succeed in getting the Scepter of Hope. Your beasts grow stronger, and more are freed every night. The barrier separating the worlds is weakening. Soon everyone from the Baicikla Sea to the Dovazitic Mountains will fear you. No one will challenge your rule.” The keeper moved to stand beside her, the hint of brimstone accompanying him.
Ovezara looked at Trelek. The keeper had been her only companion for what seemed like centuries, but in actuality was sixteen years. His black hair stood in spikey clumps as it had the first day, she’d met him. If it hadn’t been for his guidance, her power would have never developed past that of a healer. Solid black eyes bore into her. At one time, they would have seen into her spirit and fear would have danced across her stomach. Today, she smiled. “That has been your promise. One I have waited patiently for.”
The Hollow King
by Tasarla Romaney
Thought by most to be a simple child’s chant… A king of no kingdom Who walks among the living yet is void of all but breathe He will be known as the Hollow King and will yield the Spector. The Warrior Queen with compassion will fuel the Hope The one who walks on two legs but has the soul of an animal will guide the Spector’s magic. Together they will use the Spector of Hope to rid the land of evil. Until creatures most thought to be make-believe start to hunt at night… Freed by Ovezara, a sorceress of what seems to be unlimited power.
Queen Taraly’s dying father’s command is to visit Grandmother June and learn what must be done to stop them. King Crenshaw has lost his kingdom to the Ovezara and vows to have revenge. Sancha returns from a hunting trip to find his father’s body torn to shreds by an evil so dark people refuse to acknowledge it. The three unite to find the fabled Spector of Hope. As their quest starts to unfold, they realize that the line between good and evil is often blurred. What they believed to good is twisted. Can they locate the Spector of Hope in time to restore good and save all from the evil Ovezara unleashes?
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